Sun. Feb 17th, 2019

The deep freeze is about to end! But rain might be a concern.

  • Vancouver Island Inland Sections Forecast - No watches or warnings in effect.

    Forecast Issued 4:00 PM PST Sunday 17 February 2019 - Sunday night: A few clouds. Wind up to 15 km/h. Low minus 4. Wind chill minus 6 overnight. Monday: Mainly sunny. Increasing cloudiness late in the morning. High plus 4. UV index 2 or low. Monday night: Mainly cloudy. 40 percent chance of flurries before morning. Wind up to 15 km/h. Low minus 2. Wind chill near minus 3. Tuesday: Flurries or rain showers. High plus 5. Tuesday night: Periods of snow. Low minus 3. Wednesday: Sunny. High 6. Wednesday night: Clear. Low minus 5. Thursday: Sunny. High 6. Thursday night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of flurries. Low minus 1. Friday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of flurries or rain showers. High plus 5. Friday night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of rain showers or flurries. Low zero. Saturday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of flurries or rain showers. High 6.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    3.4° C
    -3.3 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    102.46 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    N/A 0.0 km/h
    gusting 3.2 km/h
    Humidity
    87 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    3.4° C
    Heat Index
    3.4° C
    Dewpoint
    1.4° C
    UV
    0.0
    Solar
    0 W/m2
    Last Updated: 18:25:00 PDT
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  • Day Almanac
    Day's Rain
    0.0 mm
    Day ET
    0.0 mm mm
    Rain Storm
    NotAvailable mm
    Civil Rise
    06:51
    Moon Phase
    Waxing gibbous (96% full)
    Civil Set
    18:16
    Day Length
    12:33:12
    Day High
    9.2° C @ 16:21 Tdy.
    Day Low
    -1.2° C @ 05:48 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    102.46 kPa @ 18:14 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    101.51 kPa @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    -1.2° C @ 05:48 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    9.2° C @ 16:21 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 3.5km/h @ 15:35 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    577W/m2 @ 13:09 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    1.7 @ 12:23 Tdy.

The last two days have been the coldest of the winter. We got down to -7°C earlier this morning at Alberniweather. The good news is there appears to be an end to this incredibly long cold spell.

There are some minor flurries expected over the weekend.  The UWash model says it is coming Saturday evening but will mostly miss us.

The big change will be the temperature.  This is the forecast this morning, well below zero and frigid in the Interior, compared to Sunday and next Wednesday.  Over 10°C next week!

But here is the potential problem.

We are supposed to get a bunch of rain over the three first days of next week. Here is the 3 day accumulation from Monday to Thursday morning.

ANd below is the expected snowfall for the same time.  Notice, no high snow on the south island.  Will this cause some melt and high river levels? Hopefully not. But it is something to look out for.

So get out there and soke up some sun! We might not see it for a while. 🙂

NExt post will be the 2016 annual and december summary! Woot!